- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - Police say a semitrailer was struck by a train and pushed about a half-mile down the tracks in northern Ohio after getting stuck at a rail crossing.

The Sandusky Register reports (https://bit.ly/1KUd4jS ) the crash occurred around 1 p.m. Thursday. Police say the semitrailer driver was backing over the railroad tracks in Sandusky and onto an access road when the vehicle’s back tires got stuck in the mud and gravel. The driver tried to move the semitrailer off the tracks, but got out as he saw an approaching train.

The train struck the semitrailer and dislodged its engine, then continued pushing it down the tracks until both came to a halt and the train derailed.

Police say no one was injured in the crash.


Information from: Sandusky Register, https://www.sanduskyregister.com/cgi-bin/liveique.acgi$sch=frontpage?frontpage

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